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This is a list of stations you can hear on Merseyside. Free radio logs are welcome from other areas as well. Email us

Updated to 20 September, 1998

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More CRUISE ONE Transmissions Announced

CRUISE ONE have announced transmissions on 106.5 on the first Saturday of the month starting on Saturday 5th September at 8PM.

They were testing on 106.5 with a good signal on 5/7 and 19/8/98) Gary Hogg reported 5 out of 5 reception on the Fylde coast on the first test. This time, (19/8) BDXC member, Nigel Watkinson reported strong reception in North Wales and Manchester.

Here are some CRUISE ONE reception reports recieved on Saturday 5th Sept......

"NIGEL - WARRINGTON - 4 out of 8 on indoor dipole. MADDIE - LANCASTER - Noisy stereo on indoor portable. IAN - STOCKPORT - Nearly as strong as Key 103. PAUL - COLNE (Nr Blackburn) - Good signal on indoor dipole. STUART - TELFORD - Same strength as MFM 103.4 VARIOUS GOOD SIGNAL REPORTS FROM BLACKPOOL EXCELLENT SIGNAL IN PRESTON CENTRE (outdoor aerial) JULIAN - CREWE - Picking us up on T.V aerial!??!! GOOD SIGNAL IN MACCLESFIELD CENTRE GOOD SIGNAL ON CLOCK RADIO IN TAMESIDE BOOMING INTO CHESTER "The strongest thing on the band" according to someone listening on car radio. VARIOUS GOOD REPORTS FROM WIRRAL & LIVERPOOL Also we've had calls from STOKE ON TRENT, GARSTANG, SKEM, BOLTON, PRESTWICH, SWINTON & SOUTHPORT. RDS working well... Next North West England TX scheduled for 3/10/98 @ 8PM. We are also planning a TX in LONDON this week sometime.." 


DX Information from the British DX Club.

From Nigel Watkinson. Monday 10th August 1998

"Cruise 1 heard last night from 10pm with a test transmission on 106.5, on a journey from N Wales to central Manchester.  From tune-in just West of Rhyl for the rest of the journey the signal was rock solid, except for a slight bit of flutter at the M56/M6 junction. 

I got the impression though that the transmission was coming from the North Wales area as the strength was slightly lower in Manchester.   They obviously have a very good site somewhere.  Announced 1kW transmitter power, and frankly I wouldn't be suprised if that were true.

As an aside when I turned on the car radio this morning on the same channel there was some splatter audible which turned out to be Vibe FM on 106.4. Never heard that here before but managed to listen fairly well al the way into Central Manchester. "

Nigel Watkinson. British DX Club

Last time Gary Hogg reported :

"I did a comparison of the signal strengths here of some of the legal stations. Cruise was about 5, Merseyside 2, Classic FM (101.1) 4, All BBC radio from Holme Moss 4, Key 103 1. The only stronger ones were Red Rose and Radio Wave. Intriguing!!"`


Pirate FM 102.2 have been on most evenings from 24th August testing, and have promised regular Monday broadcasts.

CFM 106.5

CFM have announced regular Tuesday evening transmissions on 106.5. Djs The Preditor, CC Lee, Dave Moore, Dj Gaz and Handy andy (son of the original Andy Davies from Kiss FM Merseyside) are doing shows over the next few months.

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Merseyside FM Stations

87.8 RAW FM Dance Music Station. Most Sundays.

102.2 Pirate FM. 1980's + mixed Music.Most Sundays. with Dave Collins, DJ Kaos and Ming. They have been testing from 24th August in the evenings. The DJ heard on 26th was DJ Straighty with "The Monging Out Zone". No comment ! They were on August Bank Holiday Monday 31st August in the evening also.

105.4 Sexy FM. Testing. Occasional Evenings. (The signal isn't so sexy)

105.4 Studio FM .Occasional evenings, with Steve Bishop and Gary Noble. last heard on Sat 2nd May @ 0320

105.4 Merseywaves ? (60's Music) 3/5 @ 0215 and 5/5@ 0230 testing only.

106.35 Pure FM were on 30th and 31st August playing continuous dance music. The purpose their transmission on Bank Holiday Monday 31st August was apparently intended to jam Concept FM's output on 106.4.

106.4 Concept FM new frequency. 30/8 @ 0030+31/8 @ 1800-0130. Mixed music and free radio news.

106.4 Vibe FM from Dublin was heard here on Merseyside on 20/09 @ 0008. with a Dance Music format.

106.5 Cruise One have announced regular transmissions on the first Saturday of every month starting in Saturday 5th September from 8PM. They were testing on 5th July @ 0030 + 2115. Also 9th August @ 2030 UTC. Reception reports to : Cruise One, 9 Watergate, Audenshaw, Tameside, Manchester, M34 5QP or Email them.

106.5 (and various test frequencies)Commodore FM. Have announced evening transmissions on Tuesdays with Djs The Preditor, CC Lee, Dave Moore, Dj Gaz and Handy Andy, (son of the original Andy Davies from Kiss FM Mside.)


106.6 Pure FM. Occasional Evenings with Steve Mason.

106.7 Concept FM Mixed Music and free radio news 1st and 2nd January, plus 4th May EMAIL Concept has been off on Bank Holiday Monday (25/05/98) due to Silk FM on 100W from Macclesfield on 106.9. There was no Easter broadcast either due to an RSL (Shure FM from Rhyl) on 106.6. They hope to return "soon".

106.9 CFM 1/8 @2330. Mostly dance music with Dave Moore


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